State of the State Address in North Carolina
On February 4, Governor McCrory delivered his 2015 State of the State address to a joint session of the North Carolina General Assembly. The address focused on jobs and the state’s economy, education, transportation and infrastructure, healthcare, and public safety. He called for raising the base annual teacher salary to $35,000, reducing the number of standardized tests administered to students, expediting teacher certification, and increasing the commercialization of research at public universities.
The governor is expected to release his budget proposal for the 2015-17 biennium in late February.